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Appui aux reserves naturelles du Liban

Appui aux reserves naturelles du Liban

(Aug 2008 – March 2012)

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Project Goal:to contribute to the execution of adaptive management strategies taking into consideration the conservation and management of economic, social and cultural aspects of biodiversity in 6 out of 8 nature reserves in Lebanon.

Project Objectives: to provide full support for the promotion of eco-tourism activities while conserving biodiversity and leveraging social and economical aspects of local communities living in their buffer zones.

Project Outcomes:

  • Construction of a visitor’s center at the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve.

  • Implementation of a flora/fauna monitoring system at Tyre Coast nature Reserve.

  • Rehabilitation of a 200 years old house in Maasser village, and an information center in Niha village.

  • Renovation of Baadaran Workshop for the women involved in rural development program.

  • Promoting the Shouf Biosphere Reserve via ecotourism packages.

  • Installment of a watch tower in Bentael Nature Reserve for fire prevention and bird monitoring.

  • Rehabilitation of a hut on the entrance of Bentael reserve.

  • Construction of the house of the Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve.

  • Rehabilitation of the guest houses at the Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve.

  • Initiating the establishment of a flora and fauna database for Hima Kfar Zabad.

  • Development of an educational program integrating the biodiversity of Hima Kfar Zabad.

  • Development of a management plan and an ecotourism plan for Anjar Kfar Zabad IBA.

  • Rehabilitation of Hima Kfar Zabad visitor center.

  • Construction of 2 huts for fire risk monitoring and bird monitoring in Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

  • Establishment of a local herbarium at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

  • Establishment of environmental education programs.

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